Category Archives: Random thoughts


In January 2011 I wrote Honesty: Pros and Cons, a short discussion about why people lie, and how it affects the liar.   Much to my surprise, it has become the most read entry in this blog.  Yet though it has … Continue reading

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When in Doubt, Unplug and Go Outdoors

My anxiety level went up in November 2016, but I told myself, “Maybe it won’t be as bad as we fear.”  Well, it isn’t — in many ways it is worse.  I suppose it could get much worse. I’ve marched, … Continue reading

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I’m not the only person who dislikes Valentine’s Day . . . am I?

Disliking Valentine’s Day is almost worse than being unpatriotic.  I mean, who doesn’t like celebrating Love?  Ah, but who gains the most out of celebrating “Love”? One of my favorite discussions of Valentine’s Day is the 2010 movie, “Valentine’s Day.”  … Continue reading

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When I am old I shall . . .

There is a famous poem (“Warning”) by Jenny Joseph that begins, “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple . . . ”   I’ve always enjoyed that poem, because the idea of living life the way I want … Continue reading

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Renaissance Woman?

When I was a young teen (this was the mid-1960s) I was fascinated with Leonardo da Vinci — he was so creative, talented, intelligent, and knew so much about all that could be known in his time period (1452-1519).  He … Continue reading

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Creative Re-Visioning

Ever come to a point in your life where everything seems to fall apart?  Maybe you made some unwise choices, or a relationship ended, or you got laid off, or your health starts to go, or something you really believed … Continue reading

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Is the world a better place because you are in it?

This morning memories of a person popped into my head, and I found myself thinking, sadly, “The world is a better place without you in it.”  I try very hard not to be judgmental, and I don’t always succeed.  But … Continue reading

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